The first of the new pieces is The Strange Charm of Mother Nature by the company’s Artistic Director, Mark Baldwin . A further expression of the choreographer’s sometimes humorous fascination with scientific discovery , this new ballet was inspired by the discovery of the so-called “God particle” at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
In three exhilarating and energetic movements representing the phenomena of the cosmos the dancers mimic the ebb and flow of the minuscule particles that created life and the universe. Music is by Bach, Stravinsky and Cheryl Frances-Hoad.
Already established as a ground-breaking dance-maker, Shobana Jeyasingh has now created her first work for Rambert. Described by the Financial Times as "one of our most imaginative theatrical auteurs," Jeyasingh's signature style combines Indian classical dance and contemporary movement in intricate rhythmic patterns.
Her new work, Terra Incognita , draws on urban legends and ancient cartography to consider the politics and power of journeying into the unknown. Electro-acoustic composer and producer Gabriel Prokofiev (who recently collaborated with Jeyasingh on Strange Blooms ) has written the score that accompanies the piece.
The final piece in this mouth-watering programme is Ashley Page’s Subterrain, his first work for the company since leaving Scottish Ballet, where he'd been Artistic Director in 2012. Set to chamber music by Mark Anthony Turnage and an electronic dance score by Aphex Twin, it is a brooding, enigmatic piece for ten dancers (five men and five women), who play out their relationships on the dimly-lit stage.
Another plus to this programme is live music – Rambert is the only contemporary dance company in Britain that always performs with its own orchestra.
|What||Rambert - Triptych, Sadler's Wells|
|Where||Sadler's Wells, Roseberry Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Angel (underground)|
18 Nov 14 – 22 Nov 14, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
|Website||Click here to book via Sadler's Wells|